The Benefits of Black Cumin Oil Posted on 25 Nov 12:10 , 0 comments

I know it’s been a while since my last post. Caught up in my crazy life of being the single mother of an extremely active, oppositional child!

Today, I want to share some info about black cumin seed oil (Nigella Sativa) often referred to as black seed oil.  It is touted by over 600 studies to be a wonder oil as reported by the prophet Mohammad when he said “in black seed there is healing for every disease, except death.

It is high in thymoquinone which is “effective against many diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular complications, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease,” among other ailments. “It is a safe and effective agent against cancer in the blood system, lungs, kidneys, liver, prostate, breast, cervix and skin” It has also been reported to help reduce cavities from forming. (1)
Thymoquinone is a powerful antioxidant that helps improve the body’s defense system. Black seed oil helps the body control process that manages cell survival for both normal and cancer cells. This is called apoptosis. Black cumin seed oil is also considered to be chemo-preventive. It has been shown to help protect the liver, spleen, brain and intestines from gamma radiation in mice.

“In general, thymoquinone showed sustained inhibition of breast cancer cell proliferation with long-term treatment. Specificity of phase arrest." (2)

Since I just ranted about thymoquinone, I feel I should mention some of the other properties such as:

  • myristic acid,
  • palmitic acid,
  • stearic acid,
  • palmitoleic acid,
  • oleic acid,
  • linoleic acid,
  • arachidonic acid,
  • proteins and
  • vitamins B1, B2,B3,
  • calcium,
  • folate,
  • iron,
  • copper,
  • zinc
  • phosphorous
Black Cumin seed oil has also been reported to help reduce cavity forming bacteria, cholesterol levels, normalize blood pressure, increase immune function, soften and strengthen skin and hair, reduce and prevent scars.. The list goes on. I found this post by Dr Axe that breaks it down very informatively.

I for one am going to start including this into my daily regime. One teaspoon of oil mixed in some raw honey (read about the benefits of raw honey) or juice. Take once or twice a day. It is recommended not to take on a full stomach.

This post isn’t so much about essential oils, but more a cold pressed extracted oil to be ingested. I guess it is the Holistic Nutritionist in me that was inspired by to share this information.

Be well everyone!

1. Black Seed Oil Cures Many Cancers According to Numerous Studies 
2. Cellular responses with thymoquinone treatment in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7

 

 

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